Be An Angel Therapy Dogs
Mickey and MINI hosts a charity organization each year. This year it is a group that matches therapy dogs up to people and organizations who need a little cheering up. They also have a program called Angel Paws to Read. They take therapy dogs to libraries and schools and let children read to them. The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” environment, which allows children to practice their reading skills. Many children who love this program have a low self-esteem and are self-conscious when reading aloud in front of their classmates. By sitting next to a calm and gentle therapy dog and reading all threats of being judged or criticized are put aside. The child relaxes, pats the attentive dog and focuses on the reading. Reading improves because the child is practicing the skill of reading building his or her self-esteem and associating reading with something pleasant.
Here is what our donation can help them with:
- $500 sponsors a therapy dog team to visit a venue monthly
- $1000 allows BAA to recruit and train 5 new teams to reach more venues and impact more lives
- $1500 sponsors an Angel Paws to Read site at a local school or library
Visit there website for more information about this great group!